Every weekend, Windows Central livestreams an Xbox One or Steam game for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers! We call this show Saturday Game School, because learning about new games is always fun.
Tonight on Beam, we played Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's new 'Sabotage' DLC and gave out Infinite Warfare game and Season Pass codes for Xbox One and Steam! Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's 'Sabotage' DLC
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare from Activision and Infinity Ward is the most exciting Call of Duty in years. Moving the story forward to the near future, mankind has expanded into the stars, colonizing worlds, mining new resources, and of course… Fighting for those resources.
Infinite Warfare includes an intense campaign (seriously one of the year's best), the usual super-fast and addictive competitive multiplayer mode, and a seriously bizarre and humorous Zombies mode set within a horror movie come to life. It's a robust package, but there's always room for more.
'Sabotage,' Infinite Warfare's first DLC, recently launched – and it's very good! It adds the following content:
- Renaissance: Set in Venice, Italy, this competitive map features classical architecture, canals filled with boats, and a church and other buildings in which to fight.
- Noir: This night-time competitive map features a futuristic noir theme.
- Neon: The most futuristic 'Sabotage' competitive map, Neon takes place in a virtual training center for urban warfare.
- Dominion: A new version of the Afghan competitive map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The big change: now it's set on Mars.
- Rave in the Redwoods: An all-new Zombies map that takes place in a 90s slasher movie. Can your team of four co-op players escape from an abandoned summer camp overrun with zombies, Sasquatches, and other terrible monsters?
The 'Sabotage' DLC costs $14.99 on its own, or you can get it with the Infinite Warfare Season Pass for $49.99. If you play Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare online, consider this DLC a must-buy. Don't have the game yet? Be sure to read our full Infinite Warfare review and our full 'Sabotage' DLC review.
- See the 'Sabotage' DLC on the Xbox Store
- See the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Season Pass on the Xbox Store
- See Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on the Xbox Store
We streamed Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's 'Sabotage' DLC for ~90 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 12 prize codes:
- 3 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for Xbox One ($59.99 value each!)
- 3 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Season Passes for Xbox One ($49.99 value each!)
- 3 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for Steam ($59.99 value each!)
- 3 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Season Passes for Steam ($49.99 value each!)
See the contest winners at the end of this story.
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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's weekend Beam programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- March 18: Star Trek Online from Perfect World. Go where no one has gone before in this free MMO and exclusive premium ships (the Tal Shiar T6 Adapted Battlecruisers) for Xbox One and Faction Pack item bundles for PlayStation 4!
- March 25: Stay tuned!
We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.
These winners answered the call, and it was awesome.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for Xbox One
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Season Pass for Xbox One
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for Steam
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Season Pass for Steam
Tonight's prizes provided by Activision. Thanks also to our stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!